11 Of The Best Fish & Chip Shops In York

11 Of The Best Fish & Chip Shops In York

There is nothing better than fish & chip tea. It’s the greatest treat that is bestowed on us humble humans and that fact that Yorkshire (yes fact) means we are just that extra bit lucky than most. We all have our favourite chippy, and that is passed down to each generation as a family heirloom. So you don’t have to we’ve looked at what is considered the best fish & chips in York. Check out the list of chippies below and enjoy.

We are sure you’ll have your own fave, but these are worth a try for anyone visiting or fancying a change.

1. Drake’s Fish & Chips

Best Fish & Chips York
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With over 4,000 reviews on TripAdvisor, there can only be one champion. Found in the city centre on … Drakes is a family-run fish & chips restaurant and takeaway chain local to Yorkshire that serves freshly cooked food and you can even enjoy a bevvie in the restaurant which is a plus.

One review of the chippy read: “We were drawn in by the beautiful aroma, it was busy which is always a good sign, the fish was perfect and the chips were delicious but I loved the peas that came in a silver pan all by themselves, presented beautifully and tasted as good as it looked.”

Another was happy with their gluten-free offering writing: “An amazing find in York, possible the best Gluten-free Fish and Chips I have ever had. We visited 3 times during our week stay, had to make ourselves not go there every day.” Drakes Fish & Chips, 97 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HY England.

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2. Thompsons Fish Restaurant

Best Fish & Chips York
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The popular chippy, Thompsons are celebrating 10 Years of the best fresh Fish and Chips, after being voted best Fish and Chips back in 2013. The newly refurbished 120-seater restaurant can be found on the outskirts of York along the A64 as you are coming into the city.

With plenty of comments to choose from, it’s obviously a popular choice for locals and tourists a like. One person wrote.”Amazing food, very good portions and definitely value for money. It was great quality fish. Staff really lovely too.” Which sums up all you need to know about a decent chip shop in our eyes. Thompsons Fish Restaurant, A64 Hazelbush, York YO32 9TW England.

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3. Millers Fish & Chips

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The North Yorkshire chip shop Millers Fish & Chips in Haxby is a favourite with the locals and is also a family-run business that dates all the way back to the 1914. That’s a lot of history in the simple Friday takeaway.

The current owner is the fourth-generation of the chip shops owning family and the current shop has been there for 55 years, which is a testament to its service to the community. Millers, 55 The Village, Haxby, York YO32 2JE England.

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4. The Sea Catcher

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Located close to the heart of York, The ea Catcher is another popular fish & chip shop in the city. serving up some of the best fish & chips York has to offer with fish that’s been marine certified so you know they’re the best.

You can choose to eat in or takeaway in this quaint fish and chip shop in York – either way you know you’re getting a lovely cripsy battered fish with fluffy & tasty chips

5. The Scrap Box

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Fancying a fish & chip tea in York? Then the aptly named Scrap Box is the one for you. A trendy new fish & chip cafe and takeaway on the 1079 Layby, just past Dunnington. They serve breakfasts and traditional fish & chips like you’ve never tasted.

One TripAdvisor comment even believes that The Scrap Box’s fish & chip are the best ever – which is a very good compliment for the eatery. Another person wrote: “A small cafe in a lay-by served us with big portions of freshly , well cooked fish and chips . We ordered mushy peas on the side and tartare sauce which was actually homemade!” The Scrap Box, Trunk Road Services, A1079 Hull Road, Dunnington Yo19 5 York

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6. The Wetherby Whaler

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The Wetherby Whaler is a successful family-owned fish & chip restaurant chain that prides itself on serving its communities with the finest fish & chips for over 40 years. They have restaurants in Wetherby, York, Pudsey, Wakefield and Guiseley, so you know you’re getting quality.

One reviewer wrote about the Whetherby Whaler saying: “We were keen to have Fish & Chips. We visited this restaurant and glad we did! Exceptional food quality, quantity & beverages.” Whetherby Whaler, Ings Lane York Business Park, Nether Poppleton, York YO26 6RA England

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7. Mr Chippy

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Mr Chippy is one of the finest fish & chip shops in York city centre. It’s been serving traditional fish & chips for over 10 years and prides itself on serving the best quality meals with only the finest and freshest ingredients.

At the heart of Mr Chippy is customer care they offer a warm and friendly welcome to each and every customer and are committed to delivering an enjoyable dining experience in a relaxing environment. Mr Chippy, 2 Church Street, York YO1 8BA England.

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8. Butlers Fish & Chips

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This local chippy found on Foxwood Lane in York serves up traditional fish & chips like you’ve never tasted. Crispy battered fish and crisp chips served with your favourite side of either gravy, curry or mushy peas. It’s one to add to the list if you’re in the area.

One TripAdvisor review read: “Andy & Mandy the owners are lovely people. Always friendly staff, fresh fish in the fryer and cook to order. Introduced me to ‘Irish Curry’ too and never looked back. Keep up the good work folks.” Butlers Fish & Chips, 53 Foxwood Lane, York YO24 3LQ England

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9. Heworth Plaice

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How can a fish & chip with a pun like this not make it in the top 10? Heworth Plaice is one of the best fish & chip shops in York – that’s for sure. A favourite with the locals, it’s one of York’s oldest fish & chip shops serving up top-notch chippies.

Generous size portions, a decent batter and service with a smile are all you can ask for and Heworth Plaice delivers all you’d expect. One TripAdvisor user wrote: “Huge portions of perfectly cooked chips, friendly service, and the fish is not only perfectly cooked but so tasty and a generous size. Heworth, 83B Heworth Road, York YO31 0AA England

10. Banner’s Fisheries

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Found in the New Earswick area of York, Banner’s Fisheries pride themselves on serving up good quality fish & chips along with a healthy helping of Yorkshire banter – what more could you ask for?

One TripAdvisor user wrote: “Chips were beautifully and the fish was excellent, I really enjoyed the curry sauce, great service and a happy atmosphere Definitely will be back.”

Whilst another wrote: “Outstanding. Can’t say much more than that. Brilliant”. Banner’s Fisheries, 18 Hawthorn Terrace, York YO32 4BL England

11. The Blue Fin Fish & Chip Shop

Best Fish & Chips York

Our favourite chippy to visit after a day at the races, The Blue Fin Fish & Chips Shop sits at the top of Tadcaster Road. The quaint chippy serves up the tasty classic from there. Some people know this as the best chippy in York, and it’s easy to understand why.

One user wrote: “Close to Holiday Inn and Racecourse, we found this place completely by accident and were delighted by the quality of the food and service. Also really good value. Can believe the people who say the best chippie in York.” The Blue Fin Fish & Chip Shop, 82 Tadcaster Road, York YO24 1LR England

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